Administrative Services

Section 28: Death of a Patient

  1. If a patient of Western EMS dies while being treated or after treatment is pronounced dead then:
  2. All of the proper personnel will be notified.
  3. A new crew will replace the crew that was on scene during the death. This will be done in one of two ways:
    1. The Duty Lieutenant for the shift will find a replacement crew.
    2. The Duty Lieutenant will assume the role of Senior EMT and assistant for the remainder of the night. They will then make every attempt to possible to find two people need not be Lieutenants but only an EMT and an assistant who are willing to carry a radio so they can be notified in the case of a second call.